| Nov 27, 2013
Residents in Towson, Loch Raven, and surrounding areas have been working together since 2011 to help neighbors who have experienced unexpected hardships. Now, after running two successful holiday campaigns, the group has formed a nonprofit organization,...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Miles Scott, a 5-year-old leukemia patient, became the feel-good story of the year as he became "Batkid" for the day and the city of San Francisco transformed into Gotham City.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation event became much larger than anticipated...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 10:09 AM
Batkid -- the pint-sized cancer survivor who captured the nation’s heart this month while “saving” San Francisco -- was called upon again Monday, this time to battle the Joker in New York City.
On Nov. 15, 5-year-old Miles Scott...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of complications from leukemia Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS- Felix van Groeningen's romance drama "The Broken Circle Breakdown" ("Alabama Monroe"), which reps Belgium in the Oscar's foreign-language race, has snatched up the Lux Award, a nod handed out by the European Parliament.
The Lux award, voted on...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:55 PM
Sam Sommer, the 8-year-old boy whose 18-month battle with leukemia was emotionally chronicled online by his parents, died Saturday morning at his home in Highwood, his father said.
Titled "Superman Sam," the blog provides an intimate look into the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:16 PM
New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.
The formerly HIV-...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: I live in a condominium complex, and the association won't allow me to have a medical alert dog without a certification from a dog trainer. I want a dog who can bark at the door when I remove my hearing aids. I have chronic pain and I believe a dog...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:58 PM
WASHINGTON — A new study has detected air pollutants, including carcinogens, in areas downwind of Canada's main fossil fuel hub in Alberta at levels rivaling those of major metropolises such as Beijing and Mexico City.
The study by researchers...